Netflix delivers trailer for RuPaul’s new show

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ABOVE: RuPaul as Ruby Red in “AJ and the Queen,” photo via Netflix.

Netflix has dropped the official trailer for RuPaul’s new scripted series.

AJ and the Queen,” created by RuPaul with Michael Patrick King (“Sex and the City”), debuts on the streaming network in January, and although we’ve gotten a quick teaser trailer for it already, this is the first extended look we’ve been given to date.

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Johansson admits she was ‘tone deaf’ about trans casting controversy

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ABOVE: Scarlett Johansson in ‘Marriage Story,’ image courtesy of Netflix.

Actress Scarlett Johansson, who last year fell under heavy criticism after being cast as a trans man in the film, “Rub and Tug,” now admits she was in the wrong.

The incident played out after the “Avengers” star was announced to play Dante “Tex” Gill in the Rupert Sanders-helmed biopic in 2018. The real-life Gill was a transmasculine massage parlor owner and gangster who was a major figure in Pennsylvania’s vice rackets before spending 13 years in prison for income tax fraud. He died in 2003.

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Netflix’s ‘The Dragon Prince’ releases third season, adds even more LGBTQ characters

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ABOVE: “The Dragon Prince” main characters princes Ezran and Callum, elf Rayla, glow toad Bait and dragon Zym (from Facebook).

Netflix’s original animated series “The Dragon Prince” released its third season Nov. 22, promising viewers more backstory and even more LGBTQ representation.

Co-created by one of the minds behind the massively popular Nickelodeon show “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “The Dragon Prince” tells the story of two princes and brothers who team up with an assassin who was supposed to kill them after discovering a secret that can unite the human realm and the magical realm called Xadia.

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‘Atypical’ star comes out as nonbinary

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ABOVE: Brigette Lundy-Paine, photo courtesy Lundy-Paine’s Instagram.

Another celebrity has joined the growing number of media personalities who have come out as nonbinary.

Brigette Lundy-Paine, known for their role on the Netflix series “Atypical, came out as queer last year – but in a heartfelt admission on Instagram earlier this month, has now officially come out as nonbinary.

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Netflix drops teaser trailer for new RuPaul series

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ABOVE: RuPaul, photo courtesy Netflix.

The first teaser trailer for RuPaul‘s new scripted comedy series has dropped.

Co-written by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King (“Sex and the City”), “AJ and The Queen” is an upcoming hour-long scripted comedy series that comes to Netflix in January.

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Porowski named by People as ‘Sexiest Reality Star’

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ABOVE: Antoni Porowski, photo via Porowski’s Facebook page.

Antoni Porowski of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” has been voted the “Sexiest Reality Star” by readers of People magazine.

As part of its annual poll, the magazine breaks down contenders into multiple categories, and has been revealing the name of this year’s winners, one a day, for the past week. The final announcement, naming singer John Legend as 2019’s “Sexiest Man,” was made on Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice.” Legend is a celebrity judge on the show.

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‘Sense8’ star Brian J. Smith comes out as gay

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ABOVE: Brian J. Smith celebrating Pride with the cast of “Sense8.” Photo via Smith’s Instagram.

Brian J. Smith, one of the sexy stars of the cult Netflix series “Sense8,” has come out of the closet.

In an interview with Attitude magazine, the 38-year-old actor talks about the difficulties of growing up in a rural Texas town where he says he “could never be who I was.”

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Gay teen claims Netflix outed him to dad

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ABOVE: “Elite,” an LGBTQ-inclusive Spanish teen drama on Netflix. Photo via Elite’s Facebook page.

A 15-year-old Reddit user has told fellow users on the platform that he thinks Netflix outed him to his father.

The poster said it happened when he and his dad were looking for a movie to watch together and he volunteered to use his own Netflix account. It was a decision he quickly regretted.

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Filmmaker Jaymes Thompson checks into ‘The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror’

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Whether your personal nightmare is a right-wing religious bigot with a knife, a mongoloid mutant slug-spawn in overalls or a low thread count, independent filmmaker Jaymes Thompson has the perfect B-movie for you. Assuming you like comedic horror.

Thompson is the writer, director and producer of MoDean Pictures’ 2007 cult classic “The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror,” in which he also co-stars. His independent production company exists to make films by, for and about the LGBTQ community in all genres, from comedic romances to science fiction.

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Netflix’s ‘She-Ra’ adds first nonbinary character

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ABOVE: “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” newcomer Double Trouble. Screenshot via Twitter.

Gender nonconforming entertainer Jacob Tobia has joined Netflix’s “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” as the animated series’ first nonbinary character.

Netflix’s reboot, a modern take on the 1980s classic “She-Ra: Princess of Power,” was nominated for a GLAAD Award earlier this year for its LGBTQ inclusivity. Tobia will play Double Trouble, a shape-shifting mercenary who joins forces with the villainous Horde in the show’s fourth season.

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Aussie actress Ruby Rose suits up as ‘Batwoman’ in new CW series

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ABOVE: Ruby Rose as Batwoman. Photo courtesy the CW.

As the Gotham City crime fighter Kate Kane in “Batwomam,” Ruby Rose’s character is one for the history books, as the first lesbian superhero in a leading television role. It’s been a fast-moving ride to the top for the young Australian actress/model, who caught everyone’s eye back in 2014 when she created “Break Free,” a short film on gender fluidity.

The YouTube video has been viewed more than 51 million times. Rose had no idea the impact it would make on her career.

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Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper developing new ‘Golden Girls’ type comedy for Netflix

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ABOVE: (L-R) Carol Leifer, Cyndi Lauper and Jane Lynch. (from Leifer’s Facebook)

World famous entertainers and LGBTQ community icons Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper are developing a new comedy show which Lynch described as “kind of a ‘Golden Girls’ for today.”

The Netflix half-hour comedy will star Lauper and Lynch as well as two more people who have not been cast yet.

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